Nov 9, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) reacts after a play during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

James Harden says injured feet making it hard to move


A few days ago, Houston Rockets swingman James Harden said he was dealing with pain in his foot. Nothing overly significant, but enough to hamper him. But just a day later, Harden disclosed that he was feeling pain in both feet.

The former Arizona State product suggested that he’d attempt to play through the injuries, though did say he didn’t want to push himself considering how early in the season it was. Point being, Harden didn’t want to have the injury linger deeper into the season.

Despite that, Harden did take the floor on Saturday night though admitted that he was having difficulty moving, which showed in his stat line as he only shot 4 of 15 and was seen limping around on the court:

(On if his foot is bothering him) “It was hard. It was hard to move out there. I couldn’t really be aggressive like I wanted to. I was just trying to make plays for my teammates, especially late in the game. It kind of got stiff later in the game but that’s not an excuse for us to lose.”

There’s no word on what the plan is for Harden and the Rockets moving forward.

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  • Denzel Boksingero

    Harden has an excellent defense, after all.

  • John Lai

    Why would he even appear on the court if he couldn’t play? What’s wrong with the coaches, the trainers etc. It seems a joke as an afterthought. He should be clear to play before game time.
    What kind of organization is this?
    You don’t need to say this! The eye test still works.
    Damn, you played 38 minutes and now you don’t say…

    That’s pathetic.